This hybrid course will be taught both online and face-to-face through the W&M Washington Center. During the 5-week course, students will, on their own, complete assignments, which include daily chapter tests, personal diet diaries and diet analysis, reaction papers, answers to discussion forum questions, and responses to peer’s answers. Also, students in this course will conduct and blog about self-guided tours of facilities such as the National Institutes of Health and The National Museum of American History (History of Food Exhibition).
During the week of in-person evening sessions, students will hear from guest lecturers from the U.S. Public Health Services, The National Cancer Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, The National Institute of Food and Agriculture as well as other Washington, DC area services and programs.
By combining a balance of scientific research, core concepts, and relevant applications with educational input from sources only available in the Washington DC area, this course will enhance nutrition learning in unique and interesting ways.